Jee Postponed: Appealed on Monday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji and the Centre to postpone the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students who seek admission to an engineering college and medical college appear for NEET and for JEE.
On Twitter, Mamta Banerjee said during CM’s last video conference with Modi Ji she had been vocal against the University Grants Commission (UGC) instructing universities and the college to complete their final exams by this September 2020 end.
She has mentioned that ” In our last video conference with the Honorable PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, I had been vocal against the UGC guidelines mandating complexion of terminal examinations in Colleges and Universities by the end of September 2020″.
In the letter sent by Mamata Banerjee to Modi Ji, she wrote ” We are proud of our students, they are talented in their areas. The COVID-19 pandemic is going on in the student community on the other hand is presently suffering a lot from mental agony and depression. The students are the acids of the country and the future of the world “.
As requested in her letter to PM she requests to reassess the decision to organize these exams. “I would therefore appeal to you to kindly get the enormous health risks involved in such steps. The Centre must not take a decision because of which the students may feel upset.
The Government should also ensure that students in this pandemic situation are not deprived of the opportunity to take the examination. I am sure that you will appreciate the point and postpone this examination until the situation is better again”.
CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted, ‘Now with the directive of @EduMinOfIndia to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in Sep, I would again appeal to the centre to assess the risk and postpone this examination until the situation is better again. It is our duty to ensure a safe environment for all our students.
In the Previous Week, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea sitting to postpone the JEE (Main) and NEET exams to April 2020 by saying a precious year of students ‘ cannot be wasted ‘ and ‘ life has to go on ‘. JEE (Main) is scheduled to be held between September 1 and 6, while on the other hand JEE (Advanced) will be held on September 27 and NEET on September 13.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik wrote a letter today to Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank requesting him to postpone the examination of JEE (Main) and NEET examinations, that is scheduled to be held in the month of September, but in view of COVID-19 pandemic Naveen Ji wants to postpone the examination.
Naveen Patnaik also requested the Union Minister to direct the national testing agency(NTA) to open an exam centre in all 30 districts of the state. More than 50,000 students from Odisha will appear in NEET and around 40,000 in JEE (Main) this year.
Patnaik Ji said as anti has opened examination centres in seven townships of the state only, it would be highly unsafe and perilous for the students to visit test centres.
CM Naveen Patnaik said students deciding on travel pockets in the state may be deprived of appearing Hindi test as they will have to travel long distances to come to the examination centres.
It is been requested by Naveen Patnaik Ji that the JEE (Main) and NEET examination may be postponed to a later date to ensure the safety and security of the students.
Whenever NTA holds the tests, it may be directed to open centres in all the 30 districts of the state so that students have to travel a maximum of 2-3 hours to reach the test centres and go back home the same day.
Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, seeking to postpone the professional course examination as well as entrance exams in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aaditya Thackrey in the letter urged the Prime Minister to start the new academic session in January 2021 instead of starting it in 2020. He said in the letter ” We may also think of starting our academic year from January 2021 instead of June/July 2020 so that no student loses the academic year “.
Aaditya Thackeray shared his letter on his Twitter handle writing that ” I have written to the honourable Prime Minister, Shri @narendramodi Ji on the health risks that the proposed exams of various streams and entrance exams would have for students and families across India and for his personal intervention.
Aaditya Thackeray has already approached the Supreme court seeking its intervention to postpone examinations. The state environment Minister also demanded the postponement of the entire academic year.